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Manhattan Handicap offers Belmont Stakes appetizer

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Turf specialists will offer the final stakes appetizer Saturday leading into the 146th Belmont Stakes when 10 go to post for the $1 million Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park. Set to go off about 70 minutes prior to the 1 1/2-mile “Test of the Champion” the 1 1/4-mile Manhattan will feature some of the leading turf ... Read More »

Garth Snow under pressure to improve Islanders quickly

By Michael Rushton, NHL Contributing Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The moves that New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow has made this offseason are just as much about 2015 as they are about this upcoming season. More than a few thought the Islanders made a mistake in opting to keep their 2014 draft pick and instead ... Read More »

Jacob deGrom only lasts five innings as Mets Fall to Cubs 7-4

(Thursday, June 5) Final Score: Chicago 7, New York 4 Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Anthony Rizzo’s tie-breaking solo homer in the bottom of the seventh inning propelled the Chicago Cubs to their first series sweep of the season, capped by Thursday’s 7-4 triumph over the New York Mets. Rizzo finished 2-for-4 and Junior Lake had a two-run triple in Chicago’s third ... Read More »

California Chrome does some schooling for Belmont Stakes

Elmont, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Belmont Stakes favorite California Chrome did some schooling and galloping Thursday morning ahead of Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. Trained by Art Sherman, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner was schooled at the starting gate before taking a 1 1/4-mile gallop at Belmont Park. “He was perfect in there,” said Alan Sherman, assistant to his father. ... Read More »

Isles acquire D Boyle from Sharks

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Islanders acquired defenseman Dan Boyle from the San Jose Sharks on Thursday in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Sharks will receive a fourth-round selection in 2015 if Boyle, scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent on July 1, signs with the Islanders. If not, the choice will ... Read More »

Belmont Stakes Odds

2014 BELMONT STAKES ODDS (as of 4:00pm) 1. Medal Count (20-1) 2. California Chrome (2-5; morning line was 3-5) 3. Matterhorn (30-1) 4. Commanding Curve (15-1) 5. Ride On Curlin (12-1) 6. Matuszak (50-1; morning line was 30-1) 7. Samraat (20-1) 8. Commissioner (30-1; morning line was 20-1) 9. Wicked Strong (10-1; morning line was 6-1) 10. General a Rod ... Read More »

Rangers Reaction: Dan Mount Reviews Game One

By Dan Mount, Contributing Writer If game one is any indication for the entire series, then the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings put on one heck of an opening act. Justin Williams scored four minutes, 36 seconds into overtime as Los Angeles rallied from a two-goal deficit to take the first game of the best-of-seven Stanley Cup final ... Read More »

Tanaka gets Yankees back on track with win over A’s

(Thursday, June 5) Final Score: New York 2, Oakland 1 Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Brett Gardner hit a go-ahead homer in the third inning, Masahiro Tanaka tossed six strong frames and the New York Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics, 2-1, to avoid a three-game sweep. Tanaka (9-1) allowed one run on five hits while striking out four for the Yankees, ... Read More »

Top Shelf: Kings shake off slow start to grab Game 1

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – For a short time, the New York Rangers showed the hockey world they could compete with the heavily-favored Los Angeles Kings. By the time it was over, however, the Kings proved once again it matters little how they start, it’s the finish that counts. Los Angeles overcame ... Read More »

Tanaka aims to bail out Yankees vs. A’s

(SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees hope Masahiro Tanaka can start his June slate the way he ended May when the Japanese hurler gets the call Thursday against the Oakland Athletics. Tanaka will try to salvage the finale of this three-game set for the Yankees, who have lost four in a row and six of eight games. Tanaka was named ... Read More »